She wanted to make a void elf character on my account. I can’t remember what chores I was doing at the time at this point, but I went ahead and said sure, go ahead.
Newbie then joined her, so we had small siblings partying up out in the world. I believe Superman and maybe Little Miss were also playing, but having these two young future gamers sitting side-by-side was the important shot for me.
Welp, thanks for making me feel old…I started playing Civ from Civ II with a demo.
Sometimes seeing how fast I could “beat” the demo (by discovering gunpowder) and sometimes seeing how long I could avoid beating it (by avoiding gunpowder at all costs). Alpha Centauri, a spin-off game, saw a full play-through the night TJ was born because Redflare was in the hospital in a shared room so I couldn’t stay over and be with them.
Too excited to sleep, I spent the whole night from turn 1 to victory playing that game, waiting until visiting hours were available so I could go see them again. Through the years, Civilization games are my default go-to when I’m pinned down holding a sleeping baby. From TJ and Little Miss to Fireball and Potato.
I believe I held Superman while playing Civ IV, for example with Newbie likely sleeping with Civ V and Thunderer while playing “Beyond Earth” (another spin-off).
Hard to believe the game now celebrates its 30th anniversary.
I thought this time around I should just combine all of the videos into one, so please excuse the jarring transitions, but with it being dark and the clips short, I didn’t really want to edit in transitions and rob the combo video of their joy.